- Ehrharta calycina is a perennial grass that can grow up to 4 ft. (1.2 m) tall.
- Leaves are green to reddish or purple tinged, flat, 3-8 in. (7.6-20.3 cm) long, and usually wrinkled along the margins.
- Flowers are in clusters 4-6 in. (10.2-15.2 cm) long, and yellow to purple in color. Blooming period occurs in spring.
- Ehrharta calycina seeds are small and dark brown. Fruits ripen in summer. It only reproduces through seed.
- Ecological Threat
- Ehrharta calycina prefers disturbed areas including grasslands, roadsides, and coastal habitats. It is native to South Africa.
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University of California, Jepson Flora Project 
California Invasive Plant Council 
USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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